6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Anhava, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Runeberg Park, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Tue), walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn vacation maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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